Welcome to Jill Rockwell Metal & Bead Arts in Victoria, BC

Welcome to Jill Rockwell Metal & Bead Arts in Victoria, BC
My Recollection Jewelry

Welcome to my blog...an online scrapbook of my work that I hope will inspire and delight you.
Please have a good time wandering through my photos and leave a comment if you like what you see.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Newsletter of sorts

My newsletter is going out today,  so copying it here for whomever is not on the mailing list,  and please contact me if you aren't....so I can add you!

I am getting a rather lazy start to the year,  in
Terms of classes….it’s so hard to get back in the studio
After all the holiday time off,  and in the aftermath of the large shows.  However,  it’s time,  and I am getting some requests about classes.

I have been offered a space in Sidney for some classes.  If that interests you particularly,  contact me about the type of class you are hoping to attend.

The bead retreat is easier done here in Victoria because of the volume of tools, beads, and supplies that are used.  This is a class for beginners,  in how to correctly assemble and finish pieces of jewelry.  It’s the basic skills you will always need to progress in jewelry making.  Again,  contact me and we can put a class together on a date suitable for your schedule.   

   I will not be scheduling any classes during the Victoria Film Festival,  Feb 1 – 10…because I am going to the movies!  It’s a great 
          event that everyone can take part in yearly! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Time to work!

2012 is behind us,  and WOW what a year it was!
I've been terribly lax over the December holidays,  just too exhausted by having THREE shows in one season, and plan to do a bit less over-extending,  and to choose wisely 
(Circle Craft and Out of Hand are the givens....I cannot believe how many people in Vancouver actually came hunting for my booth! )    Am considering maybe one other venue in Vancouver,  but NOW it's time to get back to classes.....
here's some exciting news.  I have been offered several new locations in which to hold classes,
perhaps making it a little easier for students to attend.  The one I am most excited about 
is in Sidney BC. 
Contact me for information.
This bracelet pictured is destined for Tatum & Olivia which is located on Beacon Avenue in Sidney.
You can go in and look at the collection,  buy a piece for yourself,  and see what skills I teach.
This particular piece is a resin dome centrepiece,  the work painted and reverse lettered in Italian, by my friend  Joseph Moussa who lives in Florence.  The sterling silver weave is hand done Viking Knit.
The pure silver end caps and beads are my own creations too.

Thank you everyone for such a tremendously successful year in 2012.
I've met a lot of people at the shows,  you'll be getting my newsletter,  and I hope to see you this year.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A New Event

My final event of the season is an evening with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria